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One is not amused

— Global


Ahead of April’s royal wedding, Monocle’s second essay in our Scenarios series looks at the possibility of Britain becoming a republic and its impact on both state coffers and Brand Britain.

Brand Britain, Republic, Royal Wedding

The helicopter dips and swerves as it swoops over Hyde Park before landing hastily on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry slides open the door and jumps out to grab his grandmother’s hand as the pilot, Prince William, keeps the engine running. The Queen, a bag full of crowns and dog food, clambers into the back, squeezing in next to a frightened Kate Middleton and a confused Prince Andrew. Half a dozen corgis jump in too, although Prince Philip, stubborn to the end, remains on the roof muttering something about “not giving in to the riff…


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